For many the disruption of this pandemic season has felt like the world has been flipped upside down. The collective turmoil we’ve experienced may have caused some of us to question our sense of vocation or call. Arche is the Greek word for “beginning” or “source of action.” As we begin a new school year in a post-pandemic world we invite you to consider: how might God want to renew your vision for why you are in graduate school? As we begin to come out of a season largely marked by weeping, what seeds of hope does God have for us and for our world? Join graduate students from universities in the New York Metro Area for a one day fall retreat as we rediscover what it means to be “those who dream.”
Our time will be guided by Psalm 126 and much of the day will be a workshop exploring how our story at grad school and beyond can fit into God’s grand narrative of creation, fall and redemption.
As with many of our schools regulations, masks will be required indoors.
10 am Arrival Exercise
11:35 am Student Testimonies of Their Fields
11:45 am Workshop on Creation – God’s original intent for our field
12:30pm Lunch *Optional Prayer Ministry
1:30pm Free Time/Fun Activity
2:30pm Reflecting on Stories of Believers Influential in their Fields
3:00pm Workshop on the Fall – How our field has been damaged by evil
4pm Workshop on Redemption – God’s Dreams for our fields
5:30 Vision for Staying Involved & End
September 25th 10am-5:30pm – Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village – 269 Bleecker St
Cost $15 – with scholarship available